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Shot Baker releases music video for “Crack in the Code”, announce show

Shot Baker has returned!

The four piece are back with their original line up, and have just dropped a music video for their track, “Crack in the Code.” Their show at the Cobra Lounge (Chicago, IL) on May 20 will be their first show since 2009.

You can pick up a pair of tickets here, and watch their new video below.



The Bollweevils perform “Predisposition” on Live From The Rock Room

Chicago punks The Bollweevils recently performed “Predisposition” on Live from the Rock Room, and you can watch the video below.

Live from the Rock Room is an ongoing webcast started by Smoking Popes drummer Mike Felumlee, in which he has bands stop by his tiny studio just outside Chicago to play music and chat.

The Bollweevils last released their EP Attack Scene in August 2015 through Underground Communique records.



Video: The Bollweevils perform “Bottomless Pit” on Live from the Rock Room

Chicago punks The Bollweevils recently performed “Bottomless Pit” on Live from the Rock Room, and you can watch the video below.

Live from the Rock Room is an ongoing webcast started by Smoking Popes drummer Mike Felumlee, in which he has bands stop by his tiny studio just outside Chicago to play music and chat.

The Bollweevils last released their EP Attack Scene in August 2015 through Underground Communique records.



The Bollweevils announce California tour dates

Chicago punk band The Bollweevils have announced a week of Southern California shows that will take place at the end of March.

You can see the full list of dates and locations below.

The Bollweevils last released their EP Attack Scene in August 2015 through Underground Communique records.



Tomorrows Gone (Vegas hardcore) stream new album “This Music Will Survive”

Classic Vegas hardcore act Tomorrows Gone are getting set to release a massive 39 song compilation album entitled This Music Will Survive.

You can give the album a listen below.

This Music Will Survive is set to be released on November 13th via Underground Communique Records.



The Bollweevils (punk) stream new EP “Attack Scene”

Chicago punk band The Bollweevils have released their new EP “Attack Scene” through Underground Communique records, and you can stream it below.



Underground Communique releases free comp (featuring The Mizzerables, Awkward Age, and more)

Underground Communique Records have released a name-your-price compilation titled No Stress. The album features new tracks by bands such as The Mizzerables, Awkward Age, Barons, and more. You can stream it below, or buy/download it here.



Lawskof release music video for new song “Victory Makes History”

Cleveland melodic punk act Lawskof have released a music video for their new song “Victory Makes History,” and you can check it out below.

The band last released a split with Break Anchor (ft. Suicide Machines frontman Jay Navarro) in 2014 through Underground Communique Records.



Break Anchor finish new album

Detroit punk act Break Anchor (ft. Jay Navarro of The Suicide Machines and Hellmouth) have finished recording their new album.

The band last released a split with Cleveland melodic punk band Lawskof through Underground Communique Records.



Barons (punk) stream new self-titled 7-inch

Pittsburgh punk act Barons are now streaming their new, self-titled EP in its entirety. Give it a listen below.

The 7-inch is due out this month on Underground Communique Records. You can order the digital copy below, or head over here to pick up a copy on vinyl, and grab a tshirt while you’re at it.

Barons have a release show coming up on Sept. 20th in Pittsburgh, where they’ll be joined by PEARS, Remainder, and Latecomer. Barons will also be playing at Fest 13 in Gainesville.



Break Anchor and Lawskof announce new split 7-inch “169 Miles”

Detroit punk act Break Anchor (ft. Jay Navarro of The Suicide Machines and Hellmouth) and Cleveland melodic punk band Lawskof have announced plans to release a split 7-inch entitled 169 Miles – the distance between the two groups’ hometowns.

No official release date has been announced yet but the split is apparently going to come out on Underground Communique Records before the summer wraps up. We’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.



Break Anchor release music video for “Gone”

Detroit punk act Break Anchor (featuring Jay Navarro of The Suicide Machines and Hellmouth) have released a music video for their song “Gone.”

You can check it out and find details on the band’s upcoming US tour below.

“Gone” appears on the band’s “Great Lakes, Great Mistakes” 7-inch, released in 2012 through Underground Communique Records.



Music Video: Galactic Cannibal – “Hate Everything More”

Galactic Cannibal, a side project of Direct Hit’s Nick Woods, have premiered a music video for their song “Hate Everything More” and you can check it out here.

The song appears on the band’s debut full length album “We’re Fucked” which was released June 4th on Underground Communique, Lost Cat Records, Encapsulated Records and He Who Corrupts Inc..



Break Anchor announce US tour dates

Detroit punk act Break Anchor (featuring Jay Navarro of The Suicide Machines, and Hellmouth) has announced a two week run of US tour dates kicking off April 4th in Denver, Colorado and ending in Chicago.  You can check out the dates and locations below.

Their last release was a split 7-inch with Philly post-punk act Holiday Bodybag, which came out on May 4th via Universal Warning Records.



Album Review: Galactic Cannibal- “We’re Fucked”

As a huge fan of Direct Hit!, I naturally found myself wanting to check out Galactic Cannibal. Nick Woods plays the vocalist role in both bands, and accordingly there are similarities. Both feature catchy pop punk with gravelly vocals, but where Direct Hit! is more playful, Galactic Cannibal is more intense, forging its own identity with its furious tone.

On We’re Fucked, Woods vocals are harsher, closely resembling a hardcore bark. This shouldn’t be surprising for most fans, as Direct Hit! have already proven quite adept at hardcore on their split EP with Hold Tight. Galactic Cannibal is more of a melding of the two styles though. Other bands have tried to mix hardcore with pop punk, but often times the result is something akin to All Time Low name checking hardcore with shoehorned breakdowns, rather than embodying the genre’s essence. Galactic Cannibal bridge the gap with astonishing fluidity. Pop punk and hardcore were both present at the beginning of punk, and share a lot in common (it was the Ramones that inspired Black Flag after all); both are raw and confrontational music being made without pandering or pretension, stripped of frills and civility. We’re Fucked is punk rock at an almost zen like perfection, melding sub-genre sounds and spirit into something pure and intense.

“Hate Everything More” is a sonic shotgun blast to the face, opening We’re Fucked with the battle cry: “God damn, raise a fucking fist, what are you waiting for? I can see a tremor running through your skin!” The music is comprised of explosive power chord chugging– simultaneously  the soundtrack to convenience store robberies and punk rock catharsis– combined with the catchy, screaming pathos of a man on the edge of despair. The title track is one of the catchiest songs on the album, a great ode to misanthropy encapsulated in the line “this world fucking sucks.” The lone lead note riff that opens “Invisible” serves to make the accompanying vocals all the more powerful, but also offers a change of pace from the relentless chugging.

“Twin Peaks” sounds more meditative in comparison to the rest of We’re Fucked, and with some of its more prominent lead work sounds eerily like early Hot Water Music. The final track, “Take It From Me Everything” is infectious at times (“Say it again and again and again and again”), but at another slips into a harshness bordering on grindcore that works incredibly well.

Galactic Cannibal are furious-as-shit, but their songwriting is at a high enough level that they can communicate personal turmoil in a particularly striking and absorbing way. One of the highest compliments I can give We’re Fucked, is that while it is an album marked by its discontent, the musicality never lets it feel draining.  We’re Fucked is one of those remarkable records that distills punk into the purity of its genesis without being nostalgic mimicry– it’s urgent, it’s modern, and it fucking hates us all. And honestly, we’re better for it.

4/5 Stars